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Tech Company Valuation - M&A, Private Placement (~early- to mid-stage, early revenue)Hi All, Wanted to get perspective from PE folks / tech bankers on typical valuation methodologies used for pre-revenue or early revenue companies bought out by a strategic consolidator (e.g., Google) or an earlier- mid-stage financial sponsor. Really looking for that practitioner view in the current...
Messagevik
01 month 3 weeks ago
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Mfin 12 years after MbaHi - this is going to be a long spiel / rant: I graduated from an MBA programme in a top Indian b-school more than a decade ago. Since then, I have worked in a number of tier-2 consulting firms and am currently with an industry consult in New Zealand. While my qualifications are second to none back ...
justforkix
01 month 3 weeks ago
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GS Merchant Bank Final Round Summer Analyst PositionHi, I will have a final round of interview for a 2016 SA position for GS MBD next week in London. Does anyone have any experiences about that day that he/she could share? E.g. how exactly the day will be structured, if the interviews are rather fit-based or technical, how to best prepare except for ...
cjackson
61 month 4 weeks ago
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Fullstop22
11 month 4 weeks ago
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Do megafunds give preference to analysts from HYP caliber undergrads?I haven't seen too many posts about PE lately so I was wondering if we could get another discussion. We all know the top analysts from the top ibd groups have the best shot of getting in a Carlyle, Apollo, KKR, etc. but I was wondering if in a case where all things are equal if the analyst who went ...
billbelichick69
51 month 4 weeks ago
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Long-term PE - LifestyleI would be interested in understanding what PE as a long-term career looks like in mid- and large-cap funds with regards to lifestyle, especially compared to MD in a strong bank or partner at an MBB. Do you really work that much less - with such high stakes, I would think you don't get that much mo...
m2
91 month 4 weeks ago
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ans2389
21 month 4 weeks ago
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Bringing materials to an interviewHi there! I'm doing a lateral move and interviewing in PE and co-investment shops. What do you think of bringing Investment Memos I've done at my current job to my interviews? Pros: I can show tangible work, due diligence, research, models I've doneCons: It may not look professional as I would be sh...
BlackUnicorn
72 months 1 hour ago
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Jump from Corp Dev to PE?Just wondering if anyone has made that switch and what it was like, pre- or post- MBA. Or if anyone in PE has interviewed candidates with corp dev experience and how that was like... ...
electriclighto
32 months 1 hour ago
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Secondary PE - FOFFirst I've heard of such a thing. Recruiter recently pitched me a role at a FOF shop. Seems interesting in theory, however end goal is sourcing direct investments for public/private equity. Is this a logical step/spinning the tires/what do you think? Appreciate it ...
pktkid10
42 months 16 hours ago
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Activist Hedge Fund and PEI've seen more movement amongst activist hedge funds getting involved with small and micro cap public companies. Acquiring a substantial amount of equity in the company, trying to gain board seats and help strategy/operations. I was curious if anyone had seen a move between activist hedge funds and...
EightAceTres
52 months 18 hours ago
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Waiving Non-Compete at Jr. LevelHey All - wanted to get your thoughts on my situation -- this may be more of a legal question, but I figured worth starting here as well. I've been at my new firm for about 6 months, and while I'm enjoying the switch from an industry standpoint, the culture and work environment is particularly bad. ...
1234investingman
72 months 20 hours ago
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CFA Useful for Breaking Into PE?Hey Monkeys, I am curious if the CFA is helpful with breaking into PE. I would imagine it would help a bit since Associates are evaluating investment opportunities. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. ...
saw23
162 months 20 hours ago
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Why I Chose a Capitol Hill Internship to Prepare for Future in FinanceHey all, Wanted to share my experience and what I've learned to help ambitious students lay out their future. Anytime in-between the four years of college can leave you unsure and wondering what you want to do after, so I hope this can help anyone who's interested. A little about me: 22 years young,...
Brandonlz93
112 months 1 day ago
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Bain Capital interviews - SankatyHi everyone, I just received an email from Sankaty (Debt department of Bain Capital) to interview with the Industry Investment Team for an internship opportunity. They told me it would be a 30mn interview with the MD of the Industry Investment Team. What kind of question should I expect ? Do you hav...
Ctlm
02 months 1 day ago
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Help evaluating PE offer - carry / co-investI anticipate receiving an offer at a small PE fund ($500MM AUM) to work for their newly raised buyout fund ($125MM) on Friday. I communicated the comp range I expect and they seemed okay, but as I am sure many of you have experienced, smaller funds have a way of getting to your number without a stra...
Jperse1234
22 months 1 day ago
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Is Growth Equity a potential option for ER?I know that ER skillset is very different from the banking skillset, but would someone with ~1-2 years of ER experience have a good chance at growth equity? And what could you possible do to maximize those chances? ...
I_want_to_stay_Anonymous
12 months 1 day ago
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Question: Micro Private EquityI'm kicking around the idea of asking for a local bank to supply debt for a business that I want to purchase. I want to restructure the company to slash costs, much like a PE fund does. I'd like to know if my idea is possible, and I welcome anyone with experience / opinion to comment! A business has...
KevinKevin
72 months 1 day ago
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[Urgent] PE Associate Non-Compete ClauseI've just received an offer to join a multi-billion PE shop headquartered in Hong Kong. Everything looks fine except a non-compete clause which essentially restricts me to work in any position that manages third party capital (so includes HF, Asset Management etc.) in Hong Kong, China and South East...
silvermoon137
152 months 1 day ago
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How early should you make headhunter connections/start PE networking?I'll be an SA this summer and am very interested in MF recruiting after full-time starts. Is there any value to asking current MF PE guys I've spoken to about their connections to headhunters? How much will knowing current PE associates/analysts help if I keep in contact with them? Basically what i...
Kazimierz
22 months 2 days ago
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How to identify and value acquisition targets?This is for a 3rd round interview project for a private equity company. They want me to identify 5 companies that fit their investment criteria and put a rough value on them using what limited public information I can find. How does one even begin to search for private companies and how do you value...
MidasRogue
92 months 2 days ago
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is this firm legit?Macrotrendcapital.com Macrotrendvp.com i can't find any info about them from a google search? No deals listed on their page? Also interesting: they have the same type of firm with a lot of the same people under the name ameropacific.com What do i do to figure this out/can someone please help me out?...
jnijnijn
02 months 2 days ago
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Interesting Private Equity Case Study Interview - NEED ADVICE PLSHi Guys, I've made it through a few stages in a PE house and the next step is the dreaded take home case study. This one isn't the usual LBO. I've been given two recent board packs on a company that they invested in a few years ago, along with the original investment document and an internal investm...
dave.michael.smith
52 months 2 days ago
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Better prospects for LT success: Small PE firm or Big 4 TS?What do you think? I have already spent a couple years in TS at a Big4 and am looking for the next move. I am uncertain as to my LT goals but want to set myself up now for the most successful career in the future. I feel as though an offer from an PE firm, no matter how small, is hard to turn dow...
biggsy
82 months 3 days ago
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MSc in London --> IBD BB for 2 years --> PE Recruiting - do MSc grades matter a lot? Hi all, I am currently doing an MSc in London before starting as an analyst at a BB in London. 2-3 years down the road I want to break into PE. My question is: how much do the grades from my current master studies matter? I've got my BB offer since late 2015, so you can probably imagine that I my m...
mirus
22 months 4 days ago
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PE Job RequirementsI have just started as an Advisory (consulting) Associate in a Big 4 firm in Ireland (age 23). A bit of background on me: I completed an undergrad in Ireland followed by a Masters in Accounting (both in top Irish universities but nothing too recognisable worldwide) I am studying for the accounting...
chazzy100
22 months 5 days ago
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Roles within Private Equity? Hi guys, I tried to look all over, but I stupidly can't find much information. On this forum, I see a lot of people talk about Deal-side private equity or Ops private equity. I was curious if someone could explain the various roles of Private equity, their differences, and if possible, the differen...
dontbugme
32 months 5 days ago
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IRR of Bankrupt Transaction?When a PE deal is exited through bankruptcy, is the IRR considered -100% or does the PE firm recoup anything to make it more than that? ...
SF_G
72 months 5 days ago
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Looking for insights on post MBA MBB->Private Equity recruitingI'm going to start business school this fall at non h/s M7 after doing five years in the military. Everyone says Post MBA PE without pre MBA PE is a pipedream. However, I've spoken with people who have said PE firms are increasing MBB consultant hires for operational roles. If I were to do MBA->M...
2pacaintdead
102 months 6 days ago
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PE Lateral ProcessSo I'm a little slow at work this evening and have been seeing all of the Analysts at my bank clamoring to secure buyside offers and it has gotten me thinking... What happens if you end up not liking the shop you end up at? In banking it is a well-trodden path to lateral between banks, but does tha...
DaBBzMan
212 months 6 days ago
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Partners Group AG?Has anybody ever heard of this fund? They're based in Switzerland and have a small NY office. I believe they do a lot of FoF and structured product work, and have about $25B AUM. I have a phone interview coming up and I would appreciate any insight/opinions regarding their reputation/work, etc. th...
suitup
42 months 6 days ago
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Second Round Interview Tip for Incoming College FreshmanHey all, I'm an incoming freshman at Harvard who will major in econ and dual study finance at MIT Sloan School of Management. I've been in contact with a PE firm in my hometown and spoke with the HR rep via a phone interview who told me that she liked my resume and they want to bring me on as a Jr A...
pioneer16
02 months 6 days ago
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Could Use Some Guidance for MM BankerHi Everyone, I'm using a different username as my old one gives away too much about my firm, but I'll give a little background info to set the pavement for my question. - Graduated 2015 from a regional target (think UCLA, USC, NYU, Vanderbilt,etc.) with a 3.6 GPA. - Enjoyed college, put in margi...
underP_overD
32 months 6 days ago
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Document Style and PresentationHey folks! This is my first post on the forum, I did a good deal of research regarding the question and did not find quite exactly what I looked for and was wondering if some of you can help me out. I'm currently a final year undergrad, with a good GPA and CFA1 under my belt, however, I have 0 expe...
alekko
02 months 1 week ago
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Trading Stocks as a Private Equity AssociateIn investment banking we're heavily restricted in our public market trading activities, having to get every trade pre-cleared by compliance, and having a full restriction from trading in our industry if we're in an industry coverage group. Does anyone know how this works in private equity? Are there...
ibid
42 months 1 week ago
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Sankaty interview - Industry Investment Team LondonHi everyone, I just received an email from Sankaty to interview with the Industry Investment Team for an internship opportunity. They told me it would be a 30mn interview with the MD of the Industry Investment Team. What kind of question should I expect ? Do you have any insight ? Many thanks ...
Ctlm
02 months 1 week ago
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DaBBzMan
52 months 1 week ago
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PE in IndiaHey All, Does anyone on here have experience with (or know someone who has experience with) private equity in India? Specifically wondering a few things, and I'm referencing mainly U.S. Megafunds and their Indian offices (Bain, KKR, Carlyle, Apax, Blackstone, Warburg, TPG all have them). 1. How do...
Black Jack
102 months 1 week ago
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Big4 Audit to PE, what group should I pick? Public or Private Co's.I'm in big4 audit and coming to the point where I will be able to pick my group whether I want to do public companies or private companies, does this even matter? I prefer private, but public isn't the worst thing. There's also a small business group, but that doesn't really interest me. My ideal pa...
Invert12
12 months 1 week ago
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Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should KnowMod Note (Andy): This recent comment by @I Invest from the thread "Why do you go into IB before going into PE?" is so helpful (30 silver nanners) that I decided it deserves its own spot on the frontpage. 2015 member of the year @Dingdong08 said: "This is one of the most accurate and best posts I've ...
I Invest
212 months 1 week ago
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As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully burned out during my last 8-10 months of banking (though to be fair, I think everyone gets there toward the end). PE paperwor...
FullyBurnedOutMonkey
232 months 1 week ago
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Lev Fin -> PE in AsiaI understand that there has been a lot of halo placed on Lev Fin group in the U.S.. However, for those who aim for PE in Asia, is it necessarily wise to start at BB Lev Fin (in NYC), given that the debt market is so undeveloped and heavily regulated in Asia, more specifically, East Asia region? KKR/...
navy89
62 months 1 week ago
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HF to PE through Lev Fin....is the grass always greener?Hello chaps, I am currently working for an event driven HF in London with a focus on HY/distressed credit. Although I enjoy the day to day work I dislike the short-term investment focus of the industry and the whole concept of trying to 'time the market' by jumping in and out of names. I realise tha...
Ovechkin08
22 months 1 week ago
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HgCapital and Permira Interview QuestionsHello, I am a recent interview coming up for HgCapital and Permira (European offices, London and Frankfurt). Anyone here had interviews with these firms and knows what to expect?? Profile: Wharton MBA, past Management Consulting background in EMEA in M&A and Restucturings. Thanks ...
mal_ris
32 months 1 week ago
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Is lower MM PE possible after undergrad? If banking doesnt work out after graduation will someone be able to pull off a Private Equity analyst stint at a MM or even lower MM PE firm? Assuming you had relevant experience in banking during undergrad. ...
cashfl0w
22 months 1 week ago
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VC Memorandum delivrablesHi gents, I applied to a VC internship and i need to make an investment memorandum for a late stage tech start-up (the deliverable used to convince co-investors and the internal committee). Problem is i've never seen any and would really appreciate it if someone could provide such a deliverable. Tha...
dick_fluid
82 months 1 week ago
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MBB-->MBA (H/S/W)--> PEAny insight on the following career path? MBB-->MBA (H/S/W)--> PE My ideal plan would be to stay at my MBB for 3 years, go for a top MBA (H/S preferred), then go to a MM or smaller shop near my hometown. I have heard that it is quite difficult to make the jump into a megafund post-MBA withou...
Alex_305
112 months 1 week ago
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How much of margin expansion is due to sales versus costCan someone please help me with this question? 2014 sales was $100, 2015 sales was $150, and 2016 sales will be $200 2014 costs was $50, 2015 costs was $70, and 2016 costs were $90 2014 profit was $50, 2015 profit was $80, and 2016 profit was $110 How much of 2016's margin expansion (110-80=30) was ...
davaronio
12 months 1 week ago
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Sophomore PE Internship Does anyone know details about the firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson ? What is their reputation? How would a internship from a middle market PE firm like VSS set me up for IB recruiting in the fall? How does this internship compare to a boutique IB internship? ...
Bateman196
22 months 1 week ago
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Consumer PEAnyone have a good answer for "Why consumer PE?" ...
buylowsellhighthenbuymore
12 months 1 week ago
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Debt fund from corporate banking? Would it be possible to move from a corporate banking analyst role to a private debt fund? Wouldn't really care what kind of fund as long as it was strictly first lien senior debt. It should be noted that at my bank (notch below BB), the IB and CB are technically seperate, although we have a fair am...
deas7
22 months 1 week ago
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How to value asset based loansHow would you approach valuing a portfolio of limited recourse, asset based loans made directly to small businesses? There is no set duration, required monthly payment, or compounding. The interest rates vary from 18-22%. The collateral base is unique but has no history of default. ...
David.Johnson5648
02 months 1 week ago
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Top BSchool or Megafund PE?Saw there was a similar thread on this a couple years ago and would like fresh thoughts. I'm currently working at a large fund in public equities and have the chance to interview at a megafund PE shop for a junior role. I'm not sold on entirely on PE, mostly curious b/c it's a big name in my indust...
hogfarms
82 months 1 week ago
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Private Equity Interview Prep QuestionI'm a senior at a Target School for IB currently trying to break into the buy-side straight out of undergrad. I have a superday coming up with a middle market PE Firm for an entry level investment/ pe analyst position. I know that for most entry level PE interviews there is a case study; however, mo...
Big Shot Hopeful
22 months 1 week ago
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Mezz fund 2 Hour Modeling TestI was notified yesterday regarding an in-person 2-hour modeling test for a Mezz fund in a few days. Any idea on what this entails? I am assuming an lbo model. Would they expect the short form LBO with debt paydown or a full 3 statement operating LBO model? Any advice or feedback is appreciated. I d...
eggplantpower
12 months 1 week ago
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PE Interview Prep Help - No Formal TrainingI'm an undergrad senior posting this discussion requesting help on how to prep for a full time analyst role at a PE firm. Through luck and some persistence I've found myself in the middle of a process at a small firm with under $500MM AUM. Although it's small, all of the senior people and associate...
controlinvestments
02 months 1 week ago
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Early NetworkingI'll be starting FT at a BB this summer. I'll be working in a coverage group that traditionally doesn't recruit as well as M&A, TMT, Sponsors etc. I'll also be graduating with somewhere around a 3.1/3.2 from a target school. I realize my GPA will potentially be an issue with head hunters, so I'm...
JimK
42 months 1 week ago
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Internships Out Of Highschool?I'm trying to get into the PE/VC industry. I have taken various courses in both fields, as seen on my resume. I am currently a highschool senior, undecided next year, and am looking for possible internships in these fields. I am sufficient in financial modeling as well as asset pricing models. Pleas...
Ptocci16
02 months 1 week ago
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Ways to find cross-border M&A targets in Europe and the US? Hi guys, I am currently working at the PE arm of a chinese insurance company, and my firm is switching from late-stage investments to cross-border M&A as there are too much liquidities in the domestic markets. We are equipped with enough capital and domestic company connections. However, we have...
sailingboat
02 months 1 week ago
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2017 MM PE RecruitingDid I miss the boat entirely on 2017 MM PE recruiting or is it still going on? Have spoken with various head hunters in the past month and have yet to receive an interview... ...
buylowsellhighthenbuymore
22 months 1 week ago
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Industry choiceCan guys have some opinions on which industry is good or interesting for PE? What do you like or not like about it? ...
dreamworks
02 months 1 week ago
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Difference between PE and Real Estate Pe?I am a junior year student who has a interview coming up with a real estate private equity. Can someone explain the main differences between a normal private equity fund and a real estate private equity fund? Thanks. ...
Snackbarian
32 months 1 week ago
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Private Equity - Thomson OneDoes sb. of you have experience with Thomson One? I'm a bit confused right now: I now that the two main subgroups of Private Equity funds are Venture Capital funds as well as Buyout funds. Since I want to look at the investments of these funds (especially Buyout deals) I'm getting confused. In Thoms...
Mark-Rabkins
02 months 1 week ago
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Why did PE and VC get wrapped together?PE and VC, while in theory similar, operate under a completely separate set of rules. I liked having them separate... ...
TechBanking
112 months 1 week ago
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Madison Dearborn vs. GTCRObviously two of the top names in Chicago private equity - anyone have any insight into how they compare in terms of culture, hours, pay, prestige etc.? Was discussing Chicago PE with someone recently and realized I had very little insight into either of these firms. ...
carlsbad83
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Advice Please! Growth Equity Interview Questions?So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't mind elaborating on the interview process, I'd be forever grate...
BankingWaffle
532 months 2 weeks ago
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Bank LBOAnyone have resources (case studies, investment theses, etc.) on LBOs of Banks (or other depositories) - I understand the use of leverage is quite different in these situations, but would love to see additional analysis and/or information on this. Thanks ...
Blue_Horseshoe_5
22 months 2 weeks ago
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Lateraling as Senior AssociateHi all, What are some private / growth equity shops that tend to take (senior) associate laterals from other PE shops, after they've completed their two associate years? Just thinking of my options, as I'm at a 2-and-out shop and don't plan to spend an absurd amount of money going to do my MBA afte...
nyc1903
62 months 2 weeks ago
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FIG PE CaseI have an upcoming case with the FIG arm of a PE firm and had some quick Qs on modelling / PE in the FIG space. I work as a generalist in IBD and do not have any direct FIG experience. Normally, LBOs are done on a EBITDA multiple basis. I know FIG companies are more commonly valuated on P/E or P/B ...
chunkylover53
52 months 2 weeks ago
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MBB Consulting to PE at post Analyst/Associate levelI'm a mid-level employee at MBB with a fairly successful track record thus far, and am exploring a possible shift to PE. WSO, among other resources, has been extremely useful in helping me get up to speed on what I will be up against. So, thanks to all the posters who make this such an excellent com...
kingKREEP
22 months 2 weeks ago
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Cerberus Capital ManagementMorning everyone, Just wondering if anyone is aware of any (recent) idea of what the company is like, ie culture, hours, salary, reputation, etc. for the company. About to begin the interview process. Thank you in advance. ...
The Real Gordon Gekko
92 months 2 weeks ago
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Abraaj Group Hiring ProcessDoes anyone know what their recruiting process is like? What's the timeline? Do they do the year and a half thing in advance like the north american mega funds? What's the best recruiters to use (if any)? Any information would be very helpful. Thanks All ...
cw25
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Tranched InvestmentsAre VC investments that are tranched accounted and valued for as one round? For ex: Series A $250,000 for 2,000 shares $250,000 tranche 6 mos. later $250,000 tranche 12 months later. Is this really just a $750,000 round? ...
razorki
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Best PE/VC Firms in Pittsburgh, PARecently moved to the area. Would appreciate any insight people can provide on the quality of local PE/VC firms, including associate-level career opportunities and compensation levels. ...
jhaddad09
02 months 2 weeks ago
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What to do after Palantir Technologies?What sort of exit ops are there for someone who has spent time at Palantir in Business Development or as a Forward Deployed Engineer/Deployment Strategist? Anyone have some knowledge of the firm? ...
jos.a.bankhard
32 months 2 weeks ago
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PE Due Diligence?I have heard that PE due diligence at a top consulting firm is a good way to exit to PE. Is this true? What does this job involve? Is it literally just due diligence? If so, how would that prepare you for PE...sounds incredibly boring! ...
blackberry89
182 months 2 weeks ago
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GS PEGAny info on comp for a 1st year analyst at goldman private equity group? I'm sure it varies between their London/NYC/Salt Lake locations, but does anyone have any idea? ...
myr899
12 months 2 weeks ago
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GoBuyside Apt TestAnyone taken the GoBuyside aptitude test? What's been your experience with it? ...
Vector1990
212 months 2 weeks ago
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Has moving to PE just become a lot more difficult?I Just read this article on Efin....http://news.efinancialcareers.com/us-en/235515/lon... What I am thinking... more experience M&A people looking for a new job in either M&A, private equity or similar. Do you agree that the competion for private equity jobs in London has become a lot for di...
bigfrezzzer
12 months 2 weeks ago
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Moving into VC from a rating agencyHey guys, how are you? I'm kind of new in this forum (actually a long time silent reader...), and I was wondering if you would could help me with some stuff that have been running in my head for a couple of months. First, let me tell you my background in order to make some sense in the forthcoming q...
ssebass
82 months 2 weeks ago
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HandsOn3 LLC?Can anyone shed some light on the company HandsOn3 (Hands On Global Management or HGM Funds)? They have offices in LA and London and seem to be a family office? ...
Ravena
02 months 2 weeks ago
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Morgan Stanley Private Equity GroupAnyone have any insight into this group? Have an interview with them and would appreciate any advice.http://www.morganstanley.com/what-we-do/investment... ...
dogboo
52 months 3 weeks ago
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Blackstone BAAM Ventures Superday?Hey, I was selected for a superday for Blackstone's BAAM Ventures division - the first round was entirely behavioral. Does anyone know what type of questions to expect for the final round? Not really sure what to expect. Thanks. ...
cantfigureitout
32 months 3 weeks ago
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Corporate in-house PE/VC with really bad deal flow (pre-MBA)Hi WSO: I'm in the following situation right now and would really appreciate your feedback! Basically, I'm currently working in a corporate in-house PE/VC firm with very bad deal flow due to personnel reasons (politics / incentives related), and I was wondering what's the best way I can salvage thi...
nook2016
12 months 3 weeks ago
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Own startup during VC/PEOut of curiosity, Is working on your own startup outside of work times acceptable if you work for a PE/VC firm? Thank you for any insight :) ...
Tobi-sam
22 months 3 weeks ago
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Coller CapitalAnyone familiar with Coller capital? Do secondary funds like Coller charge 2/20? Details would be appreciated on reputation, comp, lifestyle, exit ops, etc. Thanks. ...
t123
32 months 3 weeks ago
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ENIGMA87
12 months 3 weeks ago
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Secondary PE ModelingI have a 2nd round interview coming up with a secondary PE fund. They do mostly LP secondaries of funds that are majority invested. I'm still trying to understand exactly how they value these LP interests. In the round 1 interview, they told me that they do a bottoms up analysis on the underlying po...
Banker88
302 months 3 weeks ago
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Real Estate Private Equity / Asset Manager / Developer / OperatorNew to the world of real estate so please excuse what may be a very basic question... Could someone please explain how a real estate private equity firm works with real estate asset managers, developers and operators (in the case of hotels specifically)? Thanks in advance. ...
digitalisme91
02 months 3 weeks ago
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Bonus information for head hunters - do I need to be fully transparent?So I am going through the PE recruiting process, and am being asked by headhunters to provide most recent bonus info. I'm sure many of you have read the deal breaker articles of how analyst bonuses have been at some of the bulges, and despite being ranked in the upper half of my class (in the 70th p...
jim_beam
62 months 3 weeks ago
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Is it possible to get an internship after dropping out?Hello, After half a year of studying law at the LSE I decided it was not my thing and dropped out. Before returning to Uni next autumn I would like to get some working experience with an investment bank or a PE firm - preferably with something realted to M&A. Is it possible to land an internship...
mrbandi
32 months 3 weeks ago
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Business Sense exercicesHi all! I'm starting to interview for several PE funds, and I'd like to be prepared as much as I can. I've done countless paper LBOs and real lbo models (within a 1h timeframe), but I know there's one thing I haven't practiced yet: my business sense. It's very likely that I'll get to discuss about a...
Akloster
42 months 3 weeks ago
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WSO PE Guide - No Technicals?The WSO PE prep pack is a great resource, dont get me wrong, but I find it very strange that there are essentially zero technical questions in the guide itself... There are a list of 10 common interview questions, along with a few other important topics such as MoM vs IRR and how to build an LBO etc...
Zosa
12 months 3 weeks ago
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Private Equity Recruiting Which firms are still interviewing and/or are expected to interview in the coming weeks ? Many thanks ...
ValueInvestor888
02 months 3 weeks ago
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Private Equity or VC master's thesisHi experienced baboons, I would really appreciate if one could advise a really great topic for research in private equity or vc? Most of the topics have been already listed here, but i am looking for smthg creative, not just a boring portfolio performance or value of secondary buyouts. I would hi...
mr. D
52 months 3 weeks ago
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What do you do if you want to stay in PE after your 2-year associate program, but don't want to go to B-school?So I feel like the most common path if you want to stay in PE is: 2-yr PE associate>B-school>PE Sr. associate/VP. What if I don't want to get my MBA? Do I lateral to another firm and be an associate again for 2 more years? Then hope for promotion to senior levels? Correct me if I'm wrong, but ...
g0ttag0
12 months 3 weeks ago
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Distressed Debt PE vs HF?Hello, I've been reading up on distressed debt and credit lately. My understanding is that while distressed debt was historically a largely PE-territory, Hedge Funds have been active in the area. This has created some overlap, but what is the difference? Is there any difference between distressed de...
SummerApps2016
22 months 4 weeks ago
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